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English translation: tunnelled galleries

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Norwegian term or phrase:fjellgallerier
English translation:tunnelled galleries
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13:46 Oct 20, 2006
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
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Norwegian term or phrase: fjellgallerier
Context: tourist info. This term is used to describe "De værdalske befestninger" in Værdal. Link: http://www.nasjonalefestningsverk.no/vaerdalske . "mountainside galleries" gets only a few hits, and I'm sure there's a better term out there - somewhere (TGIF!).
brigidm
Norway
Local time: 09:07
rock galleries
Explanation:
I think this would work. Mountainside seems to suggest something on the outside of the mountain, rather than in it.

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Note added at 1 hr (2006-10-20 15:29:11 GMT)
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I think fortified tunnels would work very well (these are just over the border from where I live - I've been meaning to visit them for ages).
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Clare Barnes
Sweden
Local time: 09:07
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After a lot of research, I've decided on "tunnelled galleries". see http://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/tourism/great_siege.htm and http://verdalselva.no/historie_pub.php?Id=33 if interested. These are actually tunnels which have openings for cannons etc. Thanks for you input, Clare and Bjørnar.
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3 +1rock galleries
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rock galleries


Explanation:
I think this would work. Mountainside seems to suggest something on the outside of the mountain, rather than in it.

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Note added at 1 hr (2006-10-20 15:29:11 GMT)
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I think fortified tunnels would work very well (these are just over the border from where I live - I've been meaning to visit them for ages).


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Clare Barnes
Sweden
Local time: 09:07
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Grading comment
After a lot of research, I've decided on "tunnelled galleries". see http://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/tourism/great_siege.htm and http://verdalselva.no/historie_pub.php?Id=33 if interested. These are actually tunnels which have openings for cannons etc. Thanks for you input, Clare and Bjørnar.
Notes to answerer
Asker: You're right, Clare, they're more like tunnels built inside mountains. But for defence urposes. "fortified tunnels" perhaps?


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agree  Bjørnar Magnussen: "Galleri" / "gallery" is an old military word, see e.g. http://www.forts.org/glossary.htm: "Gallery. An interior passageway or corridor which ran along the base of a fort’s walls. Used as defensive positions and to move about secure from enemy fire."
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